Catherine Onyemelukwe

Author, Blogger, Speaker

January 20, 2018
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Why Do Chibok Girls Remain With Captors?

Chibok Girls Stay with Boko Haram An article in Voice of America online reports on a newly released video from Boko Haram. The video shows 12 Chibok girls who appear, “to relish their new life and disavow their old.” A … Continue reading

April 4, 2016
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Bring Back Our Girls

President Buhari Faces Criticism President Buhari disappointed the Bring Back Our Girls activists. He has come in for quite a bit of criticism in the last couple of weeks. Two weeks ago he agreed to meet with the Bring Back Our … Continue reading

November 20, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Paris, Terrorism, and Race

Aftermath of Paris Bombings I’m sure you were as saddened by the news from Paris last week as I was. So many lives, the disruption, the agony – and now the heightened fear of refugees and migrants among some. I … Continue reading

May 12, 2015
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Black Lives Matter and More

Black Lives Matter After the many tragic deaths of young black men at the hands of police in recent years, the movement Black Lives Matter has gained traction. It’s a way of saying that these deaths are not excusable. For me it means … Continue reading

September 27, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe

Kristof and WuDunn in Conversation

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn are powerful proponents of social justice and optimists about the opportunity for all of us to make change in the world. I loved hearing them speak tonight about their new book A Path Appears.

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August 29, 2014
by Catherine Onyemelukwe
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Progress in Nigeria; In U.S. Ongoing White Privilege

 YALI I posted news of President Obama’s Africa Summit recently. Here is related news that I found on Zainab Usman’s blog. Preceding the Africa Summit, the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI, hosted 500 young leaders from Africa “to hone … Continue reading